Find Out What's Playing at GPAC

To learn more about all of the upcoming performances at Garner Performing Arts Center, visit GPAC's What's Playing page.

Towne Players Production: 'The Ladies Man'

A doctor tells “one tiny, little, hardly noticeable lie” to cover an embarrassing indiscretion. That single fib leads to a cascade of increasingly convoluted misunderstandings and mistaken identities. Making matters worse are the man’s suspicious younger wife, his gorgon of a mother-in-law, an amorous female patient, her jealous husband, a lisping friend, a valet with an attitude and a maid with a secret! It’s tough being “The Ladies Man” in this hilariously zany farce! Shows at Garner Performing Arts Center Oct. 17-18, 23-25 at 8 p.m. with an Oct. 25 matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $15 ($12 students and seniors).

Rotary Oyster Roast to Benefit Garner Students

The Rotary Club will be holding an all-you-can-eat oyster roast (with oysters and more) on Oct. 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Fidelity Business Park. 42nd Street Oyster Bar is providing the food.

Please click the button below for a poster about the event. Also check out this "funky" video a local doctor has made to promote the fundraiser.

Trick-or-Eats Food Truck Rodeo Oct. 26

We'll block off a portion of Main Street in historic downtown Garner for our All-America City's first-ever food truck rodeo on Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. We're planning on having a dozen food trucks and a couple of local craft beer vendors. Visit for updates on vendors, parking and other information.

Trick-or-Treat the Trails on Halloween

Put on your costume and trick-or-treat your way around our one-mile loop trail at White Deer Park (2400 Aversboro Road) on Oct. 31 from 3-6 p.m. Garner-area community organizations and businesses will be passing out treats. An adult must accompany children at all times. Parking will be available at Lake Benson Park (921 Buffaloe Road, across the street from White Deer Park). Interested in sponsoring a treat table? Please contact Katie Lockhart at 919.661.6892 or

Garner Plans Veterans Day Observance

The public is invited to join local veterans, their families, civic and community leaders to honor veterans at the 2014 Veterans Day celebration sponsored by the Town of Garner and Garner Veterans Memorial Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Aversboro Road Baptist Church (1600 Aversboro Road).

The Garner Magnet High School Symphonic Band will have a patriotic mini-concert beginning at 10:30 a.m. Other featured guests for this event will be the Aversboro Elementary School STEM 4th and 5th grade chorus, directed by Kathy Hopkins, as well as Dana Stephenson Dixon and Dave Kamphuis, guest soloists.

Maj. Gen. Todd Kelly, Air National Guard assistant to the commander-Air Mobility Command, will be the guest speaker. Gen. Kelly is a 1981 graduate of N.C. State University and has served in a variety of command positions, including in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.